Thursday, June 7, 2018

Facebook under fire following revelations it shared users’ personal data with Chinese company

MALCOLM Turnbull says he would love Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to come to Australia and answer questions about the social network sharing personal user data with Chinese tech giant Huawei. 

Senior members of the federal Parliament’s powerful intelligence committee want the 34-year-old Facebook tsar to answer questions about the controversial data deal.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Can we trust Cambridge Analytica's cryptocurrency

Cambridge Analytica takes the advantage from the publicity of Facebook scandal and trying to introduce their own cryptocurrency.

Cambridge Analytica, which obtained the data of 87 million Facebook users, was hoping to raise as much as $30 million through the venture, anonymous sources told Reuters. Cambridge Analytica confirmed to Reuters that it had previously explored blockchain technology, but did not confirm the coin offering and didn’t say whether efforts are still underway.

As they were involved in the facebook scandal, my question is CAN WE TRUST THEM?

Friday, April 13, 2018

Mozilla Firefox takes an advantage of Facebook scandal

While Facebook is freaking out everybody with the privacy scandal, Firefox has implemented a fascinating output for iPhones and iPads to block websites from tracking your online behavior.

Mozilla's browser has an option called tracking protection that blocks tracking software embedded in websites -- from website publishers, advertising companies and tech giants like Google and Facebook. Now that option is enabled by default on mobile devices powered by Apple's iOS software, Mozilla said Thursday.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

How red is iphone 8 red?

How red is red? The new "Product Red" iPhone 8 and 8 Plus won't arrive until this Friday, but I was able to get a sneak peek earlier Tuesday in New York. And I brought along last year's Product Red iPhone 7 Plus to compare. And believe it or not, there is a difference.

I don't really get excited about phone colors, truly. But some people do. And the Product Red phone does give some money to a good cause. So, here's what the new red phones are like in person.

First off, the new red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models have black fronts, as opposed to the white on the previous models. But the whole feel is a little more dramatic this time. The red on the back is darker, too, depending on the angle, and the glossy touch makes it look even more slick than it does in the photo. White on red looks pretty decent than black on red. But it doesn't look good as iphone 7 red. Glass top made it look dodgy.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Zuckerberg says allegations that Facebook taps phone microphones is a ‘conspiracy theory’

Suspicions that Facebook (and associated apps like Instagram) are secretly recording audio through phone microphones in order to better target ads have refused to die, despite official denials dating all the way back to 2016. In today’s Senate hearing, Mark Zuckerberg addressed the urban legend yet again, issuing an absolute denial.
“Yes or no, does Facebook use audio obtained from mobile devices to enrich personal information about users?” asked Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI). 

“No,” Zuckerberg responded adamantly. 

He went on to elaborate that Facebook does have access to audio when people record videos on their devices for Facebook, but otherwise it doesn’t access your microphone.

“Hopefully that will dispel a lot of what I’ve been hearing,” said Peters, before moving on with his questioning. The senator said that he had heard the conspiracy theory from many people, including his staffers.

Zuckerberg’s full answer follows below:

Senator, let me get clear on this, you’re talking about this conspiracy theory that gets passed around that we listen to what’s going on on your microphone and use that for ads. To be clear, we do allow people to take videos on their devices and share those, and videos have audio, so we do while you’re taking a video, record that and use that to make the service is better by making sure your videos have audio, but I think that is pretty clear. But I just wanted to make sure I was exhaustive there.

Zuckerberg tries to cover his mess but doesn't seem like he is on the ledge.

Friday, April 6, 2018


The Facebook scandal comes amid increasing calls for founder Zuckerberg to resign.
But when the Financial Times asked him if the board had discussed him stepping down as chairman, he responded: “Not that I’m aware of.”

An NBC reporter asked him if he was really the “best person” for the job, to which he said he was “learning from his mistakes”.

“When you’re building something like Facebook that is unprecedented in the world, you’re going to mess up,” he said.

“I don’t think anyone is going to be perfect. I think life is about learning from mistakes and what you need to do to move forward.